Fondazione Merz

Torino, Via Limone 24

  • Address: Via Limone 24
  • E-Mail:
  • Phone#: 011 19719437
  • Opening: From Tuesday to Sunday 11am-7pm.
    closed on Mondays.
    The Foundation is temporarily closed for maintenance. The Foundation is closed for construction. it reopens november 3, 2015.
  • Price: Full rate €5. discounted €3.50. Free entrance for < 18 and > 65.
    For further information on special offers, discounted admission and ticketing please visit the web site or contact the information office.
  • Transportation: Stops 1513 and 3279 Robilant: lines 55, 56.
    Stop 1934 Robilant: line 64.
It was created at the request of Beatrice Merz (2005) to preserve and divulge the works of her father Mario Merz (1925-2003), one of the greatest artists working in Turin after the war. The seat is the former central heating plant of Officine Lancia, a large industrial space converted into an exhibit and temporary event centre, which supports and promotes contemporary art. The institute houses exhibits that also display works by other artists in conversation with the those made by the master the foundation is named after, theorising the museum as a place of constant exchanges, respectful of one of the artistic beliefs of Mario Merz himself.